VHP Photo Glossary: Lava drapery

Lava drapery along shoreline of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i

Photograph by J.D. Griggs on April 13, 1988. Lava drapery on cliff near the ocean east of Kupapau Point, Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i.

Lava drapery

Lava drapery is the cooled, congealed rock on the face of a cliff, crater, or fissure formed by lava pouring or cascading over their edges.